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07-03-2009, 05:05 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Don't forget about the kid who tried to post the code that
wrote for the class and was threatened with failure if he did so.
Not as crazy as it may sound, Title 17, Chapter 2, § 201 B states:
Works Made for Hire.—
In the case of a work made for hire, the employer or other person for whom the work was prepared is considered the author for purposes of this title, and, unless the parties have expressly agreed otherwise in a written instrument signed by them, owns all of the rights comprised in the copyright.
What is done in a classroom is very arguably this. He had a legal basis, although it was loose and was ruled against
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